Smith defeated his opponent, Nemi Matthews Sr. with a total vote of 218 against 139 in a runoff election to emerge the mayor of Earle, Arkansas.
Taking to Facebook, Smith announced his victory and appreciated those who believed in him with their votes.
He wrote: Citizens of Earle, Arkansas, it’s official!! I am your newly elected Mayor of Earle, Arkansas… ‘It’s Time to Build a Better Chapter of Earle, Arkansas.’ I would like to thank all my supporters for stepping up getting people to the polls. I am truly grateful for you all.”
Nigerians react to Jaylen Smith’s victory
Nigerians have reacted to the news of Jaylen Smith winning the Mayoral seat in the city of Earle in Arkansas. In a country run by corrupt and political thus, Netizens noted that it is extremely difficult for a promising young man to win an election when old men refuse to take a sit.
One Felicity wrote: Wow…that’s wonderful, congratulations to him
One Oluwa wrote: Africans (especially Nigerians) should see this now before they’ll start voting for old and sick leaders..think twice,
One Stella wrote: In Nigeria, they’re here shouting “Akanbi, Omoluabi” to an Ancestor. Next minute, they’re combing pages for giveaways.
One Laidebo Balogun wrote: Nobody stops anybody in Nigeria. Some of our youths are doing great too. It is nothing new, their president is about 80. No excuse, rather turning to yahoo more youth should turn to politics and legit business and see wonders.
One Benson wrote: I don’t want to see any comment comparing this to Nigeria. Especially not when we have hungry youths who are ready to sell their birthrights to a 90-year-old.
One david_don wrote: This should be a wake-up call for Nigerians, the old dying men are still running for office
One francis_ukotte wrote: Congrats…..na y Yankee sweet. If na Nigeria, u for collect
One Pato wrote: Why in Nigeria you have to be 89 before you become the president…na wa
One Comic Prince wrote: Nigerians will say he no get experience like they are telling the presidential candidate of the AAC OMOYELE SOWORE Today
One rockstartipsy wrote: E sure for me say dem no reach 2000 for that town and it has to be predominantly black folks
One sholanaira wrote: Great until he becomes a Racial Gate Keeper for Caucasians to help them put up policies that will incarcerate more black people…oh; he will also end up marrying a Caucasian because he believes black women are loud and dirty…next news abeg.
One Elpromisa wrote: In Nigeria, the retired old papas are everywhere and the gullible youths are following them in the name of a tribe.
One Eze wrote: Meanwhile in Nigeria…something, something wait your turn, something elders in the political game, something paid their dues. Reply Send
One Juucee wrote: Meanwhile in Nigeria, Peter Obi is too young to rule in the eyes of some people
One Meldy Official: Wow at the age of 18? Not even 28? but the supposed leaders of tomorrow are still campaigners of today for the leaders of yesterday in my country
One Toksy wrote: True definition of we are the Leaders of tomorrow… no be one country like this…
One Donking wrote: Where are Tinubu supporters! shameless lots!
One Victori wrote: America still remains the land of opportunities, congratulations guy man